ABS 3D Filament
ABS 3D Printer filament (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is an pillar in 3D Printing. It's a strong and durable 3D filament, impact and high heat resistantance (softens around 105 ºC) it's perfect for 3D printing mechanical designs, outdoor or car parts. Another cool trick about ABS 3D Printer filament, it can be dip or vapour smoothed with acetone to make your 3D printed parts smooth and glossy!
ABS filament is easier to print than most people think, as long as you 3D Printer can print in the 230 ºC+ range, and you need some sort of enclosure around the 3D Printer to keep the drafts away and to keep the heat inside. People have made 3D Printer enclosures out of thick plastic bag and/or cardboards, so no need to invest in the big thing at the beginning if you want to try 3D Printing with ABS filament!
Another important part of succesfully printing ABS filament is the heatbed, especially with big part, ABS filament tends to curl up, a phenomenum called warping, so you may need to set your 3D Printer's heatbed in the 80-115 ºC range to fight this and use brim ultimately. On the downfall, some people find that ABS filament smells strong when printing, some aren't bothered at all, but it's especially true with cheaper brands of 3D Printer filament.
HIPS and PVA filament can be used as disolvable support material for more intricate parts.
**Always put your 3D Printer filament spool back in its bag and away from direct sunlight to maximise shelf life.